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Antec 1200, just wasn't as great as I thought it would be and I shipped mine and it fell apart.
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Dell Dimension 512...

Yeah I know, I'm ashamed of it too...
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i7 860. Why? Because LGA1336 has better upgrade options, even though its EOL.
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i7 860. Why? Because LGA1336 has better upgrade options, even though its EOL.

I like 1156 more. I always thought the i7 800's were interesting. But you are right, you could get a Xeon with 1366.
 
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post #255 of 376
One of my cm r3 fans had a bearing go out within about 6 months of use causing a very terrible screeching noise. I also had a seagate or maxtor 500gb drive with around 120k songs on it that decided to die one day. I lost everything.

Aside from that my only problem was a couple of versions of AMD video drivers. Rendered my rig incapable of outputing a dvi signal. Took me forever to figure out what was wrong, even thought I needed a new monitor.

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Quote:
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Dell Dimension 512...
Yeah I know, I'm ashamed of it too...
Wait, what? Why? *looks at her Dell Dimension 4100 in her signature and acknowledges it's one of her favorite PCs ever*

By the way, I don't recall a Dimension by that model number. Are you thinking of the Dimension 5150/E510 by any chance?
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i7 860. Why? Because LGA1336 has better upgrade options, even though its EOL.
If you consider it though, does it really? I'd say that no, it doesn't, and you didn't make as bad a choice. Consider that the lowest option for LGA 1366 is the Core i7 920, and none of the other LGA 1366 quad core models are a practical enough upgrade from it. You don't see Core i7 920 owners moving to other Core i7 9x0 models unless they are getting hex core versions, and for cheap. Otherwise, even from the lowest offering on that platform, nothing else on the platform is worth moving to.
post #257 of 376
MSI 890fxa-gd65 = worst experience ever. After only 3 days of building my first rig, the whole rig would randomly lock up and after troubleshooting for nearly 6 months and even sending back to MSI and getting the same exact board back i just bought a new mobo and problems all gone. Never going with MSI again.
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Surely a MSI motherboard would never be fail...

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  • OPTi 16 bit sound card. Had ZERO driver support outside of DOS.
  • S3 Virge DX was a hunk of junk. Was the first hardware accelerated video card. Zero support, and the support that existed was terrible.
  • SIS 6326 video card. Got this with a PC I ordered AMD K6/2 450. Had DX support but no OpenGL. So no quake 2 and such.
  • AOpen 33.6K Dial-Up modem. Useless bastard. No local ISP supported it until 56K came out, so I was stuck connecting at 28.8K with a 33.6K modem. Waste of damn money.
  • Western Digital 30GB IDE HDD. This was my main HDD for my 1.4Ghz T-Bird system back in 2001. It just died, no warning, no noise...just wouldn't show up on any PC. I still have the drive.
  • Asus Socket 462/A mobo. I was a victim of the capacitor plague at the time Asus denied my warranty claiming it was my fault.
  • Samsung 17" LCD Monitor, blew a back light after a year. Out of warranty. I've had open cans of soda that lasted longer.


There's more, a lot more. But I'd have to drink some green tea or something to remember.
    
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post #260 of 376
The worst PC ever bought and unfortunately the first new purchase I made was a HP COMPAQ PRESARIO V3000. I9 know this is a worst parts thread but to me, almost the entire unit is garbage. Maybe not the Ram or processor.
Within the warranty, it's eaten up 4 screen. I kid you not, and it would have been many more if only I had a 3 year international warranty instead of a one year International warranty. Also replaced by the very competent staff at HP was the mother board. And at the end of my warranty what did I have. An unusable computer with 2 thirds of a screen. HP couldn't even fix their own product.
I would be far too embarrassed to try to sell it so eventually it will go in the bin.
Where it should have started.
Bought a couple refurbished ones being Thinkpads and they are far superior.
Edited by deano3433 - 1/31/12 at 11:52pm
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